It seems that Facebook executives do pretty much nothing these days but plot and scheme ways to stifle traffic to conservative sites like ours. Earlier this month, the site unveiled a new way to punish small independent sites like this one. According to Facebook, the company will start punishing sites that get a lot of traffic from the social media outlet.
They started using this new tool on April 10, the company said:
Incorporating a “Click-Gap” signal into News Feed ranking. Ranking uses many signals to ensure people see less low-quality content in their News Feed. This new signal, Click-Gap, relies on the web graph, a conceptual “map” of the internet in which domains with a lot of inbound and outbound links are at the center of the graph and domains with fewer inbound and outbound links are at the edges. Click-Gap looks for domains with a disproportionate number of outbound Facebook clicks compared to their place in the web graph. This can be a sign that the domain is succeeding on News Feed in a way that doesn’t reflect the authority they’ve built outside it and is producing low-quality content. Starting today, globally.
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